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Exning Commemorates Armistice 100

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EXNING COMMEMORATES THE 100 ANNIVERSARY OF THE END OF WW1


Exning will commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the signing of the Armistice in a number of ways prior to and over the weekend 10th and 11th November.  

Suffolk Remembers is an initiative promoted by the Royal British Legion where children throughout the County visit and place poppies on the war graves of the fallen from WW1. Children from Exning Primary School will arrive at the Old Cemetery, where there are 12 such graves, on the 8th November at 10 30 am. There will be a short act of Remembrance before the poppies are placed the graves.

“Exning Commemorates Armistice 1918” An evening of illustrated words and music to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War and to remember the 80 villagers who lost their lives during that conflict. Taking part are Newmarket Town Band and Newmarket Community Choir.

This event will be preceded by a presentation to the Suffolk Records Office of the books created at the Exning Enlistment Re-enactment which took place in 2014 where people walked from the homes of Exning men who served in WW1 to the school and signed against the names of those they represented.

Remembrance Sunday

The annual ceremony at the War Memorial will start at 1050 on Sunday 11th November. During the short service wreaths will be laid, the Last Post and Reveille will be sounded. Standard Bearers from the Royal British Legion will be in attendance along with a Standard Bearer from the newly formed Beaver Group. The ceremony will also be supported by members of the town Band. Apart from the official wreaths being laid children from Stepping Stones pre-School and Exning Primary School will also lay wreaths.

A Service of Remembrance will take place in St Martin’s Church immediately following the event at the War Memorial. Standards will be laid on the altar and a wreath laid at the War Memorial. Music for the service will be provided by the Town Band.

At 4 30pm in the afternoon the Church bells will be rung un-muffled in celebration of the anniversary of the Armistice 100 years ago. Whilst this is taking place a beacon will be lit marking this significant anniversary.